Swiss watch brand TUDOR unveils a left-handed version of its popular Pelagos technical divers̓ watch. Equipped with TUDOR manufacture movement and featuring a black dial and black bezel, each model is numbered.
The Pelagos model “left-handed” version has its winding stem on the left of the middle case so that it can be worn on the right wrist. TUDOR had already produced watches of this type at the specific request of diving professionals, for example the Ref. 9401 “left-handed” watch made for the French Navy, circa1981.
Divers’ watches, intended to be worn specifically on the right wrist, require specific ergonomic characteristics. Before the advent of this watch, left-handed divers could be seen wearing their watch turned upside down on their right wrist and were only able to use the minutes elapsed calculating function, leaving the dominant hand free to access the winder. The introduction of this new model into the Pelagos line, named LHD for Left Hand Drive, means that TUDOR is able to offer a complete range of technical divers’ watches at the same time as bringing a little-known part of its product development history to light.
The dial of this new Pelagos watch has been reworked with beige luminescent markings and the name “PELAGOS” in red at 6 o’clock. The calendar disc, in beige too, also comes in a new design, with its numbers displayed in alternate colours: the even days are displayed in red and the odd in black. This aesthetic detail, nicknamed “roulette” by collectors, was especially characteristic of TUDOR divers’ watches with its dial and “snowflakes” hands that first appeared in reference 7021 in 1969. In the same vein, the unidirectional rotatable bezel in ceramic has beige luminescent markings to match those of the dial.
Model: TUDOR PELAGOS LHD
42 mm titanium and steel case with satin finish
Numbered steel case back
Titanium unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with ceramic matt black disc and graduations with beige luminescent coating
Titanium screw-down winding crown at 9 o’clock with the TUDOR logo in relief
Automatic helium escape valve at 3 o’clock
Waterproof to 500 m (1,640 ft)
Calibre MT5612- LHD, Manufacture TUDOR (COSC)
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Swiss Chronometer officially certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Total Diameter: 31.8 mm
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
-Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
-Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
- Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting without non-correction range
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Date at 3 o’clock with even numbered days displayed in red and odd numbered days in black
Titanium bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch in steel with bracelet extension system developed and patented by TUDOR
Additional rubber strap with buckle and extra extension piece included in the box